Local Agronomy Articles

Pre-Harvest Pod Shatter in Soybean

Pre-harvest pod shattering can occur when pods weaken from adverse weather conditions or when harvest is delayed. Four seeds per square foot on the soil surface is equal to about one bushel per acre of lost yield potential. Potential yield losses can be reduced with combine adjustment, timely harvest and product selection.

Harvest Safety Tips

During harvest, farmers must be aware of the potential for fatigue and inattentiveness that may increase the possibility of injury when using farm equipment.

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